Stay_home_save_lives.jpgIt has been said many times recently that we are living in unprecedented times. For most people, never in their lifetime have they experienced such a large health and economic crisis. The impacts of COVID-19 are all pervasive for every single member of society.

The Tasmanian Government's highest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians as we continue to act on the best advice we have available. 

As the Premier has advised, we urge those who can, to stay at home, unless you have a reasonable need such as getting essential supplies, going to work or school, exercising or caring for someone. If we all do our bit to take care of ourselves and others, we can help save lives.
These are indeed very difficult times, but together as Team Tasmania we will get through.

As this issue is constantly evolving, I urge you to keep up to date with the latest information.  Set out below websites, Facebook and Apps that are continually updated with the latest information including fact sheets and contact numbers:

Daily updates from Premier Peter Gutwein on Facebook

Tasmanian Government coronavirus website 

Australian Government coronavirus website  (includes Registration for people self-isolating to enable governments to provide direct support and information)

Australian Government Department of Health website and also their Facebook page 

Tasmanian Government Department of Health website and also their Facebook page 

The Australian Government has also developed an app for mobile phones.  The app is available through Apple (iOS) and Android. 

There is also a WhatsApp information chat service.  You will need to download the app to your phone or your computer.

Aurora and TasWater have also implemented assistance schemes and information is available on their websites.

You will be aware that both the Tasmanian and Australian Governments have provided the most significant Social and Economic Support Packages in our history.  These measures are to ensure all Tasmanians have access to the help and assistance they need during this time, and that we are all best placed when we emerge on the other side of this virus.
I encourage everyone to be vigilant with their own personal hygiene and to keep in touch with vulnerable members, such as the elderly, in our community. 
Again, please where possible - stay home, save lives.

Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.